Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stay #FreshNaturally this Summer with Tom’s of Maine

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I just bought my plane ticket to Maine for our Family Reunion! I cannot wait to get back up there and get out of the Florida heat for a few days. After the nation saw one of the worst winters in history, summer is officially here. I am a born and raised Floridian and 2014 is the hottest, most humid summer I can remember living through - and it just started. I become instantly miserable just walking outside - this is the time one is in need for a long lasting deodorant and staying #FreshNaturally!
As a runner, it is very tough to stay dry in this summer heat. Last year during marathon training, I didn't give much thought as to which deodorant  I used - I bought brands solely based on what they smelled like. This was until my friend Leslie made me aware how important it is to pay attention to what is in your deodorant. Ingredients found in many antiperspirants are the leading cause for breast cancer. They prevent your body from "purging toxins," which, when trapped, find their way into the lymph nodes. They concentrate and contribute to the cellular changes which lead to cancer. If you do some further investigation online, there are several websites which also link antiperspirants to Alzheimer's disease.
Maine - one of my favorite locations to visit
Leslie introduced me to Tom's of Maine Long Lasting Deodorant. It's aluminum-free with no artificial fragrances or preservatives and no animal ingredients. In terms of natural fragrances, there are a lot of options - refreshing lemongrass is my favorite!
The Whole Foods in Tampa has a large assortment of Tom's of Maine products. On a side note, I also love their bar soaps - I have very sensitive skin and have never had an issue since I switched over. Plus the product is made in Maine - so I am an instant fan!
2011 Family Reunion - Monmouth Maine
I will be back in Maine in 4 weeks for our Family Reunion!!! I look forward to a very relaxing weekend with stunning views of Lake Cobbosseecontee in Monmouth and eating ALL the lobster rolls I can fit in my belly. This will be my last weekend of relaxation before the stress of the wedding officially hits!


  1. As a New England girl, I love Tom's! I grew up using their toothpaste, they make lots of great products.

  2. Oh the lobster rolls! I still dream of the one I had last October. I hope you have a fabulous trip! #client

  3. I do love their toothpaste. Good stuff. And I didn't know that the aluminum in perspirant was a leading cause?!? That's crazy.